examples of our Trinitite samples
Early in the morning on July 16th, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb was detonated at the Trinity test site in the New Mexico desert. The nuclear explosion produced a blast equivalent of 18,000 tons of TNT and a ½ mile diameter fireball - with a temperature over 10 million degrees Fahrenheit, far hotter than the surface of the Sun. The intense heat melted the New Mexico desert sand into a light green, glass-like substance which was later named "Trinitite".
The resulting crater lined with Trinitite was buried for security reasons not long after the explosion.
As a result, authentic samples of Trinitite are quite rare and very difficult to obtain.
A few drums of Trinitite was saved from the burial... and this is that material.
Once it is gone, there will never be any more. As supplies diminish, expect Trinitite prices to skyrocket.
As stated above, all our Trinitite samples are tested for authenticity, and hand picked for perfect coloring and crystallization. These are excellent samples for both the beginning and professional collectors.
Like all collectibles, Trinitite samples are an investment... their value will always increase over time.
All Trinitite is slightly radioactive, but perfectly safe to handle.
These samples average about 3 grams and measures about 1"+ across - sold individually, unmounted (just the sample itself).